This small group tour in Venice will take you to discover the artistic heart of the city in just a few hours. Your visit with a professional guide will start from Piazza San Marco, from where you will access the Basilica of San Marco, having the exclusive chance of visiting the splendid terraces of the Basilica. You will then continue to the fascinating Doge's Palace, symbol of Venetian power in history.
St, Mark's Square
You will meet your professional guide in the enchanting Piazza San Marco, where the symbols of the religious and political power of Venice stand, respectively the St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace. The square, which today also houses elegant bars and restaurants and the Correr Museum. A curiosity: it is the only area of Venice named "Piazza", as all the other open spaces are defined "Campi", having smaller dimensions due to the the peculiar architectural structure of Venice.
St. Mark's Basilica and access to Terraces
The first stop on your tour will be the Basilica of San Marco. Thanks to the skip-the-line tickets included in the tour you will avoid the queues at the entrance and you will be immediately inside, where the guide expert in art history will tell you about the history, legends and anecdotes related to this splendid structure. From the Byzantine-style domes to the approximately 8000 square meters of mosaics that run through the church area, many of them with gold decorations. The jem of this small group tour will be the exclusive access to the terraces of the Basilica, from where you can enjoy a spectacular view of Venice.
The tour will then continue to the Doge's Palace, that used to be the residence of the powerful Doge of Venice, built between the 14th and 15th centuries. The guide will lead you to discover the gems inside, as well as the imposing architectural structure of the Palace. In fact, you will find works by masters such as Tiziano, Tiepolo, Tintoretto and many others. You will also visit some of the Doge's private rooms, together with the fascinating ballrooms, where you will feel like you are living in another era! The guide will also tell you about the mysterious story of the Bridge of sighs, linked to the prisons built inside the Palace.
Altri tour a Venezia
For those who wish to discover the "gastronomic side" of Venice, we recommend the Art, food and wine tour of Venice with aperitivo in Bacari. For a day trip: Half-day tour of Venetian islands on board a typical motor boat